Coast Guard Rescues Navy II

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    Word out that CG personnel can now become Navy SEALS.

    ALCOAST 367/08
    COMDTNOTE 1000
    SUBJ: ASSIGNMENT OF COAST GUARD PERSONNEL TO TRAIN AND SERVE WITH
    U.S. NAVY NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE (SEALS)
    1. I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE I RECENTLY SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF
    UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH THE U.S. NAVY AND THE U.S. SPECIAL
    OPERATIONS COMMAND THAT WILL ALLOW COAST GUARD PERSONNEL TO TRAIN
    AND SERVE IN THE U.S. NAVY NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMUNITY,
    SPECIFICALLY AS U.S. NAVY SEALS. THIS MOU IS THE CULMINATION OF A
    PROCESS STARTED IN JULY 2007 AND WILL ALLOW SELECTED COAST GUARD
    PERSONNEL TO BE ASSIGNED TO TRAINING AND DUTY AS A NAVY SEAL TO
    SUPPLEMENT U.S. NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE FORCES. IN ADDITION TO
    PROVIDING CAPABILITY TO THE NAVY AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND,
    THIS PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE COAST GUARD PERSONNEL THE OPPORTUNITY TO
    GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE PLANNING, TRAINING AND EXECUTION OF SPECIAL
    OPERATIONS.
    2. BACKGROUND. THE COAST GUARD HAS A PROUD AND DISTINGUISHED
    HISTORY AS AN ARMED SERVICE. THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
    NAVY SEAL PROGRAM MARKS ANOTHER CHAPTER IN THE COAST GUARDS HISTORY
    OF SUPPORTING OUR SISTER SERVICES IN MEETING THE CHALLENGES FACING
    OUR NATION AND PROVIDES ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO OPERATIONALIZE THE
    NATIONS MARITIME STRATEGY. SINCE 9/11, OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY
    MISSIONS HAVE GROWN CONSIDERABLY, AND WE MUST CONTINUE TO LEARN AND
    INCREASE OUR SPECIALTY KNOWLEDGE BY PROVIDING OUR PERSONNEL WITH
    THE REQUISITE SKILLS. THIS NEW PROGRAM PROVIDES AN OUTSTANDING
    OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR SERVICE MEMBERS TO GAIN VALUABLE SKILLS AND
    KNOWLEDGE TO SUPPORT DOD AND INCREASE THE COAST GUARDS CAPABILITIES
    IN OUR PORTS, WATERWAYS AND COASTAL SECURITY (PWCS) MISSION,
    SPECIFICALLY COUNTER-TERRORISM AND ANTI-TERRORISM OPERATIONS.
    3. PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS. THE DEPLOYABLE
    OPERATIONS GROUP (DOG), IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COAST GUARD
    PERSONNEL COMMAND AND NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND WILL
    ADMINISTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN
    TO ALL MALE PERSONNEL BELOW THE AGE OF 29 WHO MEET THE RIGOROUS
    ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS REQUIRED TO ENTER SEAL TRAINING. A
    SOLICITATION MESSAGE DETAILING SPECIFIC PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
    REQUIREMENTS AND THE APPLICATION/SCREENING PROCESS IS FORTHCOMING.
    4. SEAL TRAINING AND OPERATIONAL TOUR. THE SEAL TRAINING PROGRAM
    INCLUDES BASIC UNDERWATER DEMOLITIONS/SEAL AND SEAL QUALIFICATION
    TRAINING THAT WILL LAST 18 MONTHS TO TWO YEARS. UPON TRAINING
    COMPLETION, SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE DESIGNATED AS A SEAL AND
    ASSIGNED TO A SEAL TEAM. PERSONNEL WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE SEAL
    TRAINING CAN EXPECT TO BE ASSIGNED TO NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE FOR A
    TOTAL OF FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS, WHICH COULD INCLUDE THREE TO FIVE
    OPERATIONAL DEPLOYMENTS.
    5. THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COAST GUARD AND ITS
    PERSONNEL. I ENCOURAGE ALL ELIGIBLE PERSONNEL TO CONSIDER THIS
    PROGRAM.
    6. ADMIRAL THAD ALLEN, COMMANDANT, SENDS.
    7. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.

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